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Monday in the Mile High City: DougCo students staging walkout, Denver still struggling to care for homeless and more

Steven Bonifazi

By Steven Bonifazi / NewsBreak Denver

(DENVER, Colo.) Howdy, top of the morning, and a happy Monday to you and yours, Denver.

Once again, welcome back to yet another Monday edition of the Denver Daily Round-Up.

The second week of February is in motion, and per usual, a lot has already happened in the Mile High City. Before beginning the first day of this work week, take a closer look at some of Denver’s most newsworthy events this Monday:

1. Douglas County residents continue to make voices heard over superintendent, students plan walkout

Parents, teachers and students are still making their voices heard days after the Douglas County School Board fired Douglas County School District, Superintendent Corey Wise.

The school district canceled classes last Thursday as thousands of teachers called out sick and hundreds walked off the job to show support of Wise, who was fired the following day.

A student walkout is planned for Monday to display their opposition to the board's decision to fire Wise, according to Denver7.

2. Denver still struggling with how to take care of those experiencing homelessness

New reports show that the City of Denver is continuing to grapple with finding solutions to the homeless issue.

FOX31 reported that approximately 51 out of 10,000 Denverites undergo homelessness each day. A 2019 audit of homeless services showed that efforts to support the homeless were impeded by an absence of staffing.

Nevertheless, the city's fire and police departments are utilizing outreach endeavors to offer help and protect other members of the community.

3. DIA considers $38 million update for plane deicing system

Denver City Council will contemplate Monday utilizing $38 million for upgrades to Denver International Airport's deicing system.

A staff report shows that the current deicing system, opened in 1995, works to support winter operations. Parts of the system such as the glycol distillation system used to deice planes are at risk of failure and in need of increased maintenance costs, according to NewsBreak Denver's David Heitz.

The staff reports said the $38 million 15-year contract would fund operating and maintaining the system in addition to updating the glycol recycling facility which would help boost operations, lessen inefficiencies and meet the airport's suitability and operation goals.

4. From no action to class action: Auraria Student Lofts under new management

Auraria Student Lofts in downtown Denver is now under new management following complaints from tenants and citations by the Denver Fire Department.

Westword reports that Nelson Partners, the former management company, had been under fire in the past months for its management of Auraria Student Lofts and additional properties nationwide. Current and former tenants at Auraria Student Lofts have said the company failed to make repairs such as elevator work in addition to breaking financial promises.

The new management group, Cardinal Group Management, manages 20,000 units statewide. However, it too has received backlash for its management of Denver apartment complexes such as Mint Urban Infinity.

Local Housing Listings

  • 272 S Meade St., Denver, 80219: $275,000, no monthly estimate listed. Single-family. 1 bed, 1 bath, 650 sq. feet. Find more information here.
  • 7412 E Princeton Ave., Denver, 80237: $375,000, no monthly estimate listed. Condominium/townhouse. 4 beds, 3.5 baths, 1,796 sq. feet. Find more information here.
  • 4963 Genoa St., Denver, 80249: $450,000, $1,995 estimated monthly. Single-family. 3 beds, 3 baths, 1,524 sq. feet. Find more information here
  • 2396 Poplar St., Denver, 80207: $737,500, $3,087 estimated monthly. Single-family. 3 beds, 2 baths, 1,946 sq. feet. Find more information here.
  • 1714 Grove St., Denver, 80204: $848,000, $3,584 estimated monthly. Single-family. 4 beds, 2 baths, 2,155 sq. feet. Find more information here.

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